Wipe wood daily with a slightly damp cotton cloth to remove dust. Never use harsh chemicals to clean spots and spills. Due to the high moisture content of this product, it is not recommended thatit be placed on a carpet as this could lead to staining. Can be used outside but the wood will weather. Through sun exposure the patina of this natural product will change to grey in time. Do notplace this product on a carpet, as this could lead to staining.